Major league baseball on Monday night and we will see the Arizona Diamondbacks travel to Safeco Field to take on the Seattle Mariners in game 1 of their 3 game series. Free Pick to follow. First pitch is scheduled for a 10:10 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised locally.
Over/ Under: 7.5 U -125
The Diamondbacks have not been playing good ball overall, but they did just take two from the Brewers, shutting them out in both games. The Mariners took 2 of 3 at home vs Toronto over the weekend, but still hey are 7 games under .500 and 9.5 games out of first in the AL West. The Diamondbacks rank 7th in scoring (4.35 rpg), while on the mound they are 22th in ERA (4.07). Seattle ranks 25th in scoring (3.63 rpg), while on the mound they are 17th in ERA (3.88).
Trends for tonight’s game includes: The DBacks are 10-4 in their last 14 vs. a team with a losing record, but just 2-8 the last 10 in the series, while Seattle is just 5-13 in their last 18 games as a favorite of -110 to -150 and 7-24 in their last 31 games following a win.
Getting the ball for the Diamondbacks tonight will be Robbie Ray, who is 3-5 with a 2.72 ERA in 10 starts this year, while on the rad he has gone 3-2 with a 1.35 ERA in 5 starts. He has 1 career start vs the Mariners and is 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in that start.
Taking the hill for Seattle tonight will be Mike Montgomery, who is 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 10 starts this year, while at home he has gone 1-3 with a 3.15 ERA in 5 starts. Mike has never faced the Diamondbacks.
Pick: I will look at the Under in this game. Arizona comes in struggling some on offense as they have averaged just 3 rpg in their last 10 games and playing in this huge park will not help that offense, especially since they hit just .240 off lefties on the road. Montgomery has struggled of late overall, but he still has a 3.15 ERA at home and has the advantage of having never faced the D-Backs. Robbie Ray has been excellent on the road so far as he has just 1.35 ERA in 5 starts away from home and he should be able to slow down this Seattle offense that has actually been hot of late. The Under is 25-10-1 in Arizona's last 36 interleague games as an underdog and 11-5 the last 16 games in this series. I see 5 runs at most here.
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NCAA Football Betting Pick: Utah vs. Arizona State
The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming to Utah for a Pac-12 college football match up in October and pro bettors Teddy Covers and Steve Fezzik think the timing, the altitude, and the competition will be just too much for ASU. The Utes' stadium is a high-altitude venue, and the Sun Devils are going to be in the stretch of a rough run of games including match ups with conference heavyweights USC and Oregon. With this away game sandwiched between these tough games and no bye week to help them rest and recover, the thought is Utah will be the team to bet.